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Policy-Induced Local Sourcing of Raw Materials and Technology Development in Nigerian Industry

"Manufacturing technology and raw materials are intricately intertwined in a modern economy. But there does not appear to exist either a rigorously articulate theoretical basis for a robust empirical validation of the relationships between industri…

Impact of Information Technology on the Nigerian Economy: A Study of Manufacturing and Services Sectors in the South Western and South Eastern Zones of Nigeria

"In Nigeria preliminary investigations show that only a few organizations in the economy have adopted the ICTs, but there has not been formal study to determine the level of adoption and impact on the efficiency of the organizations and the conseque…

Technological Capability in the Nigerian Leather Industry: A Firm-Level Case Study

Until the 1980's technology in the Third World centered around inward technology transfer. Since then the focus shifted to indigenous technological capability as a result of the successful industrial transformation in the newly industrializing count…

Industrial Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed

International trade, which has become a pervasive feature of our lives, remains controversial and resisted across the world. High and rising income inequality, which is often blamed on international trade, especially trade with China, is one reason.…

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC

The paper estimates the impact of improving economic infrastructure in the EAC region on exports of manufactured products. The analysis specifically departs from the general analysis in the literature by looking beyond the impact of infrastructure …

Overlapping Globalizations

Current technological developments in manufacturing are likely to lead to a partial reversal of the wave of fragmentation and global value chains that was at the core of the rise of North-South trade from 1990 onwards. At the same time, China – the…

La Complexité de la Remontée des Chaînes de valeur Mondiale: Cas des Industries Automobile et Aéronautique au Maroc et en Tunisie /The Complexity of the Rise of Global Value Chains: The Case of Automotive and Aeronautics Industries in Morocco and Tunisia

Global value chains offer new opportunities for structural transformation for developing countries. Today the vision of global value chains are limited to the analysis of global trade and FDI flows, globally it is not sufficient to answer the key qu…

Factors Affecting the Internationalisation of Manufacturing SMEs in Zimbabwe

"This policy brief presents evidence that SME internationalisation is at very low level in Zimbabwe. It identifies the major factors that are inhibitors of SME internation-alisation in the manufacturing sector, including negative attitudes by SME o…

TIC, Changement Organisationnels et Performances Economiques des Entreprises au Cameroun / TIC Organisational Change and Economic Performance of Firms in Cameroon

"This paper examines the impact of TIC on economic performance of industrial enterprises in Cameroon. It is based on two assumptions: First, TICs have a positive impact on organizational changes of businesses and then consecutively reorganizes the a…

Why Africa needs its private sector

"A key question for anyone thinking about Africa relates to whether and how its economies will expand. For most of the last decade or so, the global context has been benign for Africa because of the rise in commodities prices and falling global pric…

The Effects of Investment Climate on Manufacturing Firms’ Growth in Uganda

"This study investigated the effects of investment climate factors on manufacturing firms’ growth in Uganda using panel data. The low and stagnant levels of manufacturing sector share in Gross Domestic Product in most African countries has been wide…

Determinants of the Output of the Manufacturing Industry in Ghana from 1974 to 2006

This paper ascertained the determinants of manufacturing output in Ghana based on available data from 1974 to 2006 using cointegration and error correction model analysis. Our measure of the output of the manufacturing industry was the share of the …

Determinants of the Output of the Manufacturing Industry in Ghana from 1974 to 2006

In this paper it was sought to ascertain the determinants of manufacturing output in Ghana based on available data from 1974 to 2006 using cointegration and error correction model analysis. The measure of the output of the manufacturing industry was…

Reflections on the Nigerian-South African Dialogue

"The first session of the Dialogue was closed to the outside public. In this, much was learnt about the history, nature, role and resource-bases of the respective institutions. The second day of the Dialogue covered the political outlook and the for…

The Southern African Regional Clothing and Textile Industry: Case Studies of Malawi, Mauritius and Zimbabwe

"In the regional context, the SADC Trade and Investment Protocol - that is intended to further liberalise intra-regional trade in Southern Africa - has set in motion a wave of new opportunities and threats for clothing and textile firms in the regio…

Textiles and Clothing in SADC: Key Issues and Policy Perspectives

"Industrial sectors across the SADC region differ from one another in terms of size, structure and competitiveness. The shifting of market boundaries and the improvement of market access is going to have a significant impact on the size, structure …

Policy for Industrial Development: A Case Study of the Clothing Industry in Mauritius

"A major cause of the economic success enjoyed by Mauritius was the rapid growth of the clothing industry. This policy brief presents the key industrial policies responsible for developing the clothing industry. The brief also highlights the challen…

The Effects of Investment Climate on Manufacturing Firms’ Growth in Uganda

"This policy brief highlights findings on the effects of investment climate factors on manufacturing firms’ growth in Uganda. The low and stagnant level of manufacturing sector share in Gross Domestic Product within most African countries has been…

China, India and African Manufacturing Framework for Understanding the Impact of Aid and Migration

"This paper attempts to analyse two variables that are not regularly considered when discussing the impact of China and India on African manufacturing: Aid and migration. The two are among the channels through which China and India affect African m…

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Uganda

"The paper is organized as follows: part I, which is the introductory section,highlights the relations between Uganda and China. This section throws light on the stakeholders involved including aspects on how each of them is benefiting or loosing in…

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